Hotel Palazzo Zichy
History and charm in the Palace District of Budapest, Hungary
Budapest’s rich history can be told through the story of its layout and architecture. Once two separate lands of Buda and Pesht, the city now spreads either side of the Danube river.
Hotel Palazzo Zichy, aptly described as ‘where history meets present’, is a beautiful contemporary hotel housed in a 19th century mansion. A former palace of the famous Hungarian noble Count Nándor Zichy, Hotel Palazzo Zichy is located in the heart of Budapest’s Palace District, which is now a lively hub of restaurants, bars and cafes. It’s also perfectly located close to several transport links, and a short walk from many of the local attractions including Hungarian National Museum and the Great Market Hall.
An intricate architectural design and high ceilings make you feel like royalty as you enter the building into a warm and welcoming space. Natural light floods in through the impressive glass ceiling, lighting up the open foyer and highlighting every ornate detail.
Cosy lounges offer comfortable seating with warm lighting, along with complimentary refreshments throughout the day. Come in from the cold winter air and thaw out with a cup of hot lemonade, seasoned perfectly with a selection of spices. Put your feet up with a coffee and a good book, or reflect on the amazing sights you’ve seen throughout the day. A gym and relaxing spa room are also available for hotel guests, offering a tranquil space to unwind.
Attention has been paid to every detail throughout the hotel, with the patterns, fabrics and ornaments working together to create a contemporary style that is elegant and sophisticated, yet comfortable and modest at the same time. This consideration continues into the guest rooms, which are equipped with a Nespresso coffee machine, luxurious Algotherm toiletries, and a Blu-ray player with smart functions.
Breakfast is a delicious buffet of hot and cold foods, from eggs, bacon, sausages and beans, to fresh fruits, salad, cheese and meat. There’s also a bakery stand with freshly baked breads and pastries, and a selection of juices and hot drinks to choose from. Whether you’re an early riser or you prefer a lie-in, the buffet is continuously stocked with fresh foods to ensure you get the very best of everything on offer.
When it comes to planning your time in Budapest, the hotel staff are knowledgeable and happy to help. From booking tickets and tours, to offering maps and public transport routes, the staff will ensure you leave the hotel ready for a great day ahead.
With an incredibly interesting and rich history, there are museums and landmarks to keep you busy for days. And of course, no trip to Budapest is complete without a visit to one of the city’s famous thermal baths! There’s seemingly no end to the beauty in this magnificent city. Whether you are keen to take it all in, or are content to sit in a cafe and watch daily life go by, Budapest is the place to be. In the words of Anthony Bourdain, “it is, in fact, almost ludicrously beautiful”.